Tony Hawk Partners With Bedrock To Open Skate Park In Detroit
With Tony Hawk's continued love for the City of Detroit, he's now overseeing a venture into a new Skate Park that will live at the corner of Farmer and Monroe, right near Campus Martius. Currently, it is scheduled to open August 16, according to The Detroit Free Press. Their report also states that it's going to be part art installation, featuring art from contemporary artist Ryan McGinness.
The Detroit Free Press states that it's a three-way partnership between Library Street Collective, an art gallery in the Downtown area, and of course, Bedrock, as well as Cranbrook Art Museum.
The best part is, the park will be free and open to the public.
Tony Hawk is quoted in the Detroit Free Press saying the following:
“It was a great opportunity to get something in the downtown area that is a proper skate park... This one is exciting, although it’s not our usual style of skate parks. At the same time, I want to support anything that is public and will be available for people to skate.”
We can't wait to see what it looks like, and it's a great win for the skateboarding community, considering the city's plan of the removal of The Wig.
Read more about how the project came to be over at the Detroit Free Press.